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2008 Installation Banquet

 

Back Row L-R: Ryan Okunaga, Jennifer Waihee, Alison Kato, Reid Yamashiro, Rena Takushi, Vicki Kitajima, Dennis Shimabukuro;

Front Row L-R: Patsy Takaesu, Erin Kobayashi, Valerie Kato, Pamela Tamashiro, and Al Kakazu.  Not Pictured: Robert Kamemoto. 

 

L-R: Val, Reid, Rena and Dennis get sworn in.

2008 Installation Banquet

 

January 27, 2008 at the Ala Moana Hotel

 

Hui Makaala greeted its new officers and board of directors at the Installation Banquet on January 27.  The banquet was coordinated by former President Lisa Shishido, who also served as emcee.  Entertainment was provided by Grant "Sendaa" Murata who also taught the attendees how to kachashi (dance).

Jennifer Waihee, the outgoing President and Patsy Takaesu (2007 Uchinanchu of the Year) are recognized by emcee Lisa Shishido.

OFFICERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS & CHAIRPERSONS

OFFICERS

 

President

President-Elect

First Vice-President

Second Vice-President

Recording Secretary

Corresponding Secretary

Treasurer

Assistant Treasurer

 

 

Valerie Kato

Rena Takushi

Alison Kato

Eric Nitta

Vicki Kitajima

Erin Kobayashi

Dennis Shimabukuro

Reid Yamashiro

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Al Kakazu

Robert Kamemoto

Ryan Okunaga

Patsy Takaesu

Pam Tamashiro

Jennifer Waihee

 

CHAIRPERSONS

Scholarship Committee

Rena Takushi

 

Golf Tournament

Ryan Okunaga &

Dolly Moe

 

Fashion Show

Val Kato &

Jennifer Waihee

 

 

 

Grant Murata teaches the Kachashi to Jennifer Waihee, Erin Kobayashi and Ali Kato (left);

while Millie Moriyama proves she is an expert (right).

 

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